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Time stays to donate to Thanksgiving, Christmas veterans dinners

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VACAVILLE — The annual free vacation dinners by the Vacaville Veterans will, for the second straight 12 months, be restricted to house deliveries.

“Due to persevering with Covid considerations, this 12 months’s dinners will once more be completely different . . . No meals shall be served on the Veterans Memorial Constructing once more this 12 months. As an alternative, all meals shall be delivered and we must restrict the quantity of people that volunteer,” the group’s web site states.

The group started contacting common volunteers round Oct. 15, however are nonetheless on the lookout for volunteers for the later shifts for the Thanksgiving dinner, and are nonetheless accepting meals and money donations.

The veterans anticipate to serve 800 meals or extra.

“Every year the neighborhood helps us out be donating turkeys, hams, desserts, rolls and money to complement what the veterans present for dinners,” the online message states.

Donations might be dropped off between midday and 6 p.m. Monday by Friday and from midday to three p.m. Saturday on the veterans constructing, 549 Service provider St.

Thanksgiving Day meals shall be delivered between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

“The Vacaville Veterans are all the time grateful for the assist acquired from their neighbors and revel in having the ability to proceed giving to the neighborhood,” the web site message states. “We look ahead to this program annually. As soon as once more American Legion Submit 165 will take the lead because the sponsoring group for the dinners.”

Anybody requesting a meal, who needs to volunteer or to make a donation for the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners can go to www.vacavets.org/contact/?curiosity=Holidaypercent20Dinners. Volunteer sign-ups for the Christmas dinner additionally might be made now, and meals and money donations shall be taken quickly. Go to the webpage for extra particulars, www.vacavets.org/free-holiday-dinners/.

The Vacaville Veterans, headed by American Legion Rago-Christopher Submit 165, has been offering vacation meals to veterans and different space residents for greater than 30 years.

For most of the veterans and different members, it’s the solely vacation festivity they must get pleasure from.

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